Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk to help writers connect and encourage each other. Want to join in? YOU TOTALLY SHOULD! Head over to Jaime and Erin's blogs to find out more :)

WHAT I'M READING: My New Adult obsession continues and I just read the first three books of The Ivy Years series by Sarina Bowen. AMAZING. Highly recommended.

WHAT I'M WRITING: I finished another round of revisions. This was challenging as the whole point of the revision was to really cement my MG voice and all I wanted to do was read about smexy hockey players and talk about abs. 

Must. Eschew. Abs.

WRITING GOAL: Finish outlining my new project. 

WHAT WORKS FOR ME: I really love making outlines, especially in Scrivener when I can use the corkboard and create index cards for each scene. 

Outlining is exciting because I can SEE the WHOLE BOOK and I fall in love with the characters and it all seems easy and obvious and like I will probably be able to knock the whole thing out in a week or two. Then I start the actual drafting and remember that this whole writing thing is actually really hard work :)

WHAT ELSE IS NEW: We have had lots of family visits this summer (only two weeks on our own since the end of November). It was nice to see them, but I cannot deny that I am looking forward to having more time to myself for writing and reading and just sitting around in slobby clothes and not talking about the weather or my great aunt's ex-boyfriends or what our old neighbor who I don't even remember is up to these days. 

Mostly I just want to wear my jammies until noon and eat peanut butter and jelly for dinner if I damn well feel like it. And now I can.

Happy days :)

What's up with you?